Austin Playhouse is hosting a benefit performance of Cyndi William’s Dug Up next Thursday night, October 16th at 8:00. Cyndi is one of the co-founding Core members of ASW and an award-winning playwright and actress. This premiere production of Dug Up received funding from ASW’s Finer Point Fund and the benefit will help to replenish the fund.

Dug Up by Cyndi Williams
October 10 – November 2, 2008
Thursday- Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm

Austin Playhouse, Larry L. King Theatre
3601 S. Congress, Bldg. C
All tickets are $20; student tickets are $10
Box office: 512-476-0084

Inspired by love, loss, and Tennessee Williams, the play creates an off-kilter world deep in Louisiana’s bayou country. In the middle of this nowhere land a once great old house has been converted into “a unique and romantic escape for couples seeking solitude in nature.” The inn is run by Dewitt and his aunt, the last living members of the Rutherford clan. As the play opens, Dewitt has taken to living like an animal in the courtyard, a sexy and mysterious guest who may have just killed her husband has checked in, and the bones Dewitt has carefully buried may be washing away. Also, his dead twin sister is coming home.

Dug Up is directed by King Theatre Artistic Director, Lara Toner (Women Who Steal, Moonlight and Magnolias) and features Jude Hickey, Jessie Tilton, and Liz Fisher.

Dug Up contains adult language, mature content, copious consumption of hurricanes, and real animal bones.